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China spokesman: History will punish Pompeo’s legacy as Trump's Secretary of State

China spokesman: History will punish Pompeo’s legacy as Trump's Secretary of State
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman said Mike Pompeo spread a “political virus” during his time as Secretary of State.

Zhao Lijian accused Pompeo of spreading a “political virus” and staging “a comeback of McCarthyism” during his nearly three years serving under President Donald Trump, according to a transcript of the briefing.Zhao said Pompeo’s legacy is “a poisonous one,” and that Pompeo “masterminded” what Zhao deemed “lying diplomacy,” according to the transcript.relations,” he said, according to the transcript.would be “harshly punished by history” if the State Department does not “stop manipulating Taiwan-related issues, stop retrogressive acts and stop going further down the wrong and dangerous path,” according to the transcript.

joint communiqués, stop official exchanges and military ties with Taiwan and properly handle Taiwan-related issues,” according to the transcript.China spokesman: History will punish Pompeo’s legacy as Trump's Secretary of State Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Ivanka Trump, daughter and adviser to President Donald Trump, greet service members at Osan Air Base, South Korea, June 30, 2019.

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